1 German soldier killed in Afghanistan

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Posted: Jun 02, 2011 6:48 AM
1 German soldier killed in Afghanistan

One German soldier died and five were wounded when their tank was hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, German news agency DAPD reported on Thursday.

A spokesman for the Bundeswehr Operations Command in Potsdam said earlier that the attack on the German ISAF soldiers took place Thursday morning in the province of Baghlan, around 22 miles (35 kilometers) south of the city of Kunduz. He could not immediately be reached to confirm that one soldier died of his injuries.

The spokesman, who was talking on condition of anonymity in line with department policy, said the soldiers were in a German Marder tank when they were attacked.

The soldiers were taken by helicopter to their military base in Kunduz.